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Steve Shuler

Steve Shuler
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A long-time foodie, Steve started his career as a news producer with FOX16 News. In addition to his work on Rock City Eats, Steve is the host of the Little Rock Foodcast, a podcast covering Little Rock food. He has also served as food writer for Sync Weekly. Steve and his family have lived in the Little Rock area for 10 years.

When times get tough, it’s easy to see who the good people are. It’s been increasingly apparent in two different stories this week. First, Trio’s Restaurant chef and owner Capi Peck has been leading a drive to provide food for the TSA employees who are currently working without pay at …




In an industry where frequent employee turnover is basically a guarantee, a restaurant that has a steady, experienced leader for more than half a decade has an advantage. Take Ciao Baci in Hillcrest, for instance. Executive chef Jeff Owen is in his seventh year leading the kitchen, and it shows. …




One of the best annual sour releases is back this week at Rebel Kettle Brewing Company. The brewery’s 4:30 Thursday tapping is Plum Dawg Millionaire, a plum and cherry barrel-aged dark sour. John Lee and Josh Davis aged this one for six months in fresh Maker’s Mark bourbon barrels, then …




Arkansas Hall of Fame restaurant Franke’s Cafeteria turns 100 years old this year and will be celebrating with a brand new location. Franke’s is opening a cafeteria in Conway in the coming weeks. The new location in the former Dixie Café on Fendley Drive will be the third Franke’s spot …




There was a time that no restaurant in Little Rock was hotter than Graffiti’s Italian Restaurant on Cantrell Road. When Paul Bash, Ed Moore and Denis Seyer opened the Italian eatery back in 1984, they brought in sous chefs trained at some of the best culinary schools in the country. …




The IPA currently raising millions of dollars for victims of a California wildfire has landed at Lost Forty Brewing. Resilience Butte County Proud IPA is today’s Freshcut Monday release. The Lost Forty team joined with thousands of breweries around the country to make this delicious, malt-forward IPA. In case you …




Sometimes you can just tell when a restaurant has something special going on. That was my impression within five minutes of sitting down at the newly opened Mehfil Indo-Mughlai Pak Cuisine. There’s nothing obvious about its charm from the outside, with a small vinyl banner the only sign that anything …




Tomorrow, the Department of Arkansas Heritage will reveal the finalists for the 2019 class of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. This is the third year for the event, which has so far inducted six restaurants into its ranks. To reach the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, a restaurant must …




Core Brewing Company has closed its public house location in the Argenta neighborhood. The taproom’s last day of business was last Monday. Core has not given a reason for the closure, but having two public houses within three miles of each other had to be a factor. Core says its …




True Arkansas Eatery, better known as TAE, has permanently closed less than a year after it opened. The second restaurant by Justin Patterson and Cetera Key was a reverent homage to Southern food, featuring recipes pioneered by black slaves hundreds of years ago as well as modern Southern trends. However, …




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